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Lori Loughlin Out At Hallmark, New ‘When Calls The Heart’ Episodes Pulled

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Fans of Lori Laughlin Hallmark shows such as When Calls The Heart and Garage Sale Mysteries have to say goodbye. The channel that promotes hometown values has cut all ties with the actress. Lori was arrested in the college bribe scheme. Fans should not expect to see her on the channel anytime soon. This is what we know so far.

Lori Loughlin’s Special Deal

On Tuesday, Lori Laughlin was indicted in the college admissions bribing scheme. She and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli were charged with bribing officials with $500,000. The actress, who was best known as Aunt Becky, had been in the Vancouver area, filming the latest installment of Garage Sale Mysteries. She was arrested on arrival and was let out on $1 million dollar bail.

Judge Steve Kim made an exception for her, and allowed Lori to keep her passport until December. This would allow the actress to continue working. She had many scheduled Hallmark roles from March through November. The stipulation was that she could travel in the states or the Vancouver area. As she is no longer with Hallmark, there is no information on whether she now needs to surrender her passport.

Lori Loughlin Was The Face Of Hallmark

Lori Loughlin is easily one of the most popular faces of Hallmark. She has filmed nearly 20 Garage Sale Mysteries, six seasons of WCTH, and a cornucopia of stand alone movies for the popular channel. It would be safe to say that she is one of the top three actresses on the channel.

On Wednesday, Hallmark spokeswoman, Pam Slay, had  spoken to the New York Daily News on the future status of Lori Loughlin. She confirmed that Loughlin still worked for the channel, and the official line was that “Crown Media Family Networks is aware of the situation and is monitoring developments as they arise.”

By Thursday, Hallmark dropped all ties to Loughlin. According to TV Line, fans on social media demanded the dismissal of Lori Loughlin from the channel. They certainly listened, as Hallmark made a formal statement explaining that they cut ties with Lori. Lori will not be returning to Hallmark for any reason.

“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations. We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production.”

Hallmark Pulls When Calls The Heart

Hallmark has taken this removal of Lori Loughlin quite seriously. They have even pulled the March 17 planned airing of a new Season 6 episode of When Calls The Heart. Lori is currently a season regular, playing Abigail Stanton.

According to TV Series Finale, there is no information on when the show will continue airing. Instead, the Hallmark spokesperson informed them that “We are evaluating all creative options related to When Calls the Heart series.”

This could mean many things. They may decide to shelve the series until a later time. Perhaps Hallmark could decide to change the storyline and kill off Loughlin’s character. Maybe Hallmark has a third option, and they are now scrambling to make that work. For the channel to shelve such a big show demonstrates how serious Hallmark is about Loughlin’s charges related to the college bribery scandal.

Garage Sale Mysteries Gone From Website

Lori’s big mystery series, Garage Sale Mysteries is no longer even mentioned on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries page. There is no longer any sort of reference to the series, not even a photo. Anyone making a search will discover that there are no Garage Sale Mysteries movies airing anytime soon. Hallmark has not made a formal announcement on whether they have pulled this show, but it does appear that the channel has deleted any trace of this popular mystery series.

What About Fuller House On Netflix?

Fuller House will end with Season 5. Will Aunt Becky be back for that finale? Lori has already filmed her bit parts for the show. Fans should expect to see her in the final season.

Page Six has noted that the cast of Full House has not said anything about Lori’s arrest. John Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis, said “no comment.” Bob Saget was on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday evening, but Lori was never mentioned. Because of this scandal, they are avoiding talking about her.

Will Lori Loughlin Go To Trial?

Currently, only the parents charged will suffer the consequences of their illegal involvement. Lori’s case will probably not go to trial. Prosecutors believe that the students were unaware of any illegal activity. Because of this, they may end up saving themselves a bit.

Many could easily dispute this claim. Court documents revealed a lot of interesting information. When they took their college entrance tests, students were told to act stupid. This could buy them extra testing time.

Lori Loughlin’s daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli, were even photographed in rowing machines. They were admitted into USC as members of the rowing team. Neither student is on the USC rowing team. Because of this, you have to wonder how they pulled it off.

Speaking of Olivia Jade, she has had her own career woes after the scandal. Sephora has dumped her highlighter palette after negative online reviews. It is unclear if she will ever regain her online influencer status after this scandal. There is some irony in the midst of this story. Her parents were willing to cheat to get her into school, yet Olivia Jade demonstrated that she was doing pretty well on her own. She was savvy enough to build an incredible online following, something only a few marketers could ever accomplish. She could probably teach her own marketing class.

Do you think that Hallmark was right to fire Lori Loughlin, or do you think that she should have remained on the channel? Do you think it was right that they pulled When Comes The Heart? What do you think will happen to WCTH or Garage Sale Mysteries? Please share your comments and opinions below.  She currently appears on Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart Season 6 and fans will miss her.

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Georgia Makitalo

Georgia Makitalo has been a television writer since 2010. She enjoys writing about reality shows with modern adventurers, old cars and modern historians. Whether it be the Bering Sea or a pawn shop in Vegas, she enjoys writing about the characters and fascinating stories.
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4 Comments

  1. I think Hallmark was to fast in dropping Lori. Lori turned herself in and was told she could complete her current projects and then turn over her passport in November.
    It seems she’d being treated more hatefully then any of the other parents of this scam. Even Felicity Huffman hasn’t had the same amount of hate and WHY isn’t her husband being charged too after all he was in a taped call with Felicity and the guy they paid. Lori’s husband was the one sending the emails to this guy.
    I doubt the lawyer, doctor, accountant, real estate agent weren’t fired from there jobs as you sure don’t hear anything about them and the rest of the parents charged after all there was more then just Lori in this case even her husband isn’t getting as much hate as her. It’s insane!

    I’m not saying that what she and the other parents did wasn’t wrong and shouldn’t be punished as hardworking students got the bum deal as there spots were given to kids who didn’t make it on there own merit. How many years had this scam been going on for? Seems like with all the people involved it’s been going on for years and years and how many kids have completed and graduated from there parents buying there way into these schools and are getting away with it? Should be checking into that too?

  2. I think Hallmark was to fast in dropping Lori. Lori turned herself in and was told she could complete her current projects and then turn over her passport in November.
    It seems she’d being treated more hatefully then any of the other parents of this scam. Even Felicity Huffman hasn’t had the same amount of hate and WHY isn’t her husband being charged too after all he was in a taped call with Felicity and the guy they paid. Lori’s husband was the one sending the emails to this guy.
    I doubt the lawyer, doctor, accountant, real estate agent weren’t fired from there jobs as you sure don’t hear anything about them and the rest of the parents charged after all there was more then just Lori in this case even her husband isn’t getting as much hate as her. It’s insane!

    I’m not saying that what she and the other parents did wasn’t wrong and shouldn’t be punished as hardworking students got the bum deal as there spots were given to kids who didn’t make it on there own merit. How many years had this scam been going on for? Seems like with all the people involved it’s been going on for years and years and how many kids have completed and graduated from there parents buying there way into these schools and are getting away with it? Should be checking into that too?

  3. I subscribe to Hallmark Channel to see the series and Movies. My favorite is Garage Sale Mysteries and I was getting into When calls the Heart. I like all the actors in these series and I really think it is a bad move for Hallmark to not only ruin Lori’s career but all the actors, writers, directors etc. that are also part of these series. I personally would still watch the series and want to buy the DVD’s. And I think she should be allowed to finish out the commitments and slowly transition the show they way you would any other show when an actor decides to leave. Network executives get off your high moral horses for a minute and consider all the careers you are messing with besides Lori’s and what about the fans. I do not like a lot of TV these days and now you are taking away from the fans some really good TV. Lori Laughlin is talented, and a great asset to you as an actor. And what about your fans. Do you care at all about us? Let the legal system handle the scandal. Maybe her punishment would be to donate her salary for these films to a college scholarship fund to help those that could not get into college. There has got to be a solution besides cutting all of us off. P.S. I am of the Viet Nam era. Remember Jane Fonda? I watch her movies but I still remember what she did and do not respect it. She was allowed to apologize to the public so her movie career could get back on track. We need to stop knee jerk reactions and take a breath to put things in perspective so the viewers doesn’t get punished for a crime they did not commit.

  4. I believe Hallmark was right and cutting ties with Lori. Hallmark is a wholesome Channel. It makes me sad to see this happen. I really hope that the Producers don’t cancel When Calls the Heart. Why punish the show and other Actors Actress. I love the show.

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